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The Killingworth Castle

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Unfussy cooking in a restored 17th-century inn

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

The inn has been an integral part of its community since the 1630s. When the Alexanders (who also run the Ebrington Arms near Chipping Campden) took over in 2012, the old place received the investment it needed, while retaining all its earthy charm and period character. It's the kitchen's output that makes the place stand out - imaginative cooking that isn't unduly fussy. Mackerel on tapenaded toast comes topped with salami and dressed in parsley oil to start, ahead of stone bass with creamed leeks in chicken jus, or rose veal with girolles and white bean purée. End on a high with chocolate mousse and peanut parfait.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Dan Watkins

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 40
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 1

Facilities

  • Seats: 68
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 68
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20

Getting here

M40 junct 9, 2m outside Woodstock on Glympton Road, on edge of Wootton

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Nearest train station

Charlbury, Bicester
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